Post Doctoral Associates

Current Post Doctoral Associates

Artem Akopyan

Post Doctoral Associate

(305) 284-7120

Santhan Chandragiri

Post Doctoral Associate

(786) 580-6614

Melissa Ruszczyk

Post Doctoral Associate

Dr. Melissa Ruszczyk received her Bachelor of Science in 2017 from Allegheny College (Meadville, PA) in Biology and Music, and her Ph.D. in 2022 from Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) in Ocean Science and Engineering with a focus in marine ecology and a minor in applied mathematics. Her work investigates the physical dynamics that...

Past PostDoc Associates


Roberto Moncada (MS)
Jiazhen Liu (PhD
Tilak Ram Thapaliya (PhD)
Sabit Karayev (PhD)


Sicong Huang (PhD)
Julio Sarmiento (PhD)
Dhaka Sapkota (PhD)


Durga Kadaka (PhD)
Dharmendra Shukla (PhD)
Nathaniel Aden (MS)
Dhaka Sapkota (PhD)
Hassan Alshal (PhD)

Artem Akpoyan, "Low-Temperature Spin Seebeck Effect in the Helimagnetic Insulator Cu(2)OSeO(3)," Advisor: Dr. Joshua Cohn
Xi Chen, "Random Phase Modulation of Stationary Light Fields with Applications in Biophotonics," Advisor: Dr. Olga Korotkova
Matthew Haddad, "Geometrical Actions on Tubelike Submanifolds and Topological Defects in Anti de Sitter Space," Advisor: Dr. Orlando Alvarez
Andrey Lazopulo, "Decoding the Sleep Homeostat Architecture", Advisor: Dr. Sheyum Syed
Jia Li, "Design of Random and Stationary Sources and Media for Structuring Light on Propagation and Scattering," Advisor: Dr. Olga Korotkova
Bing Qiao, "Applications of Machine Learning on Behavioral Studies in Drosophila Melanogaster," Advisor: Dr. Sheyum Syed
Minzhang Zheng, "Extremes in Complex Systems," Advisor: Dr. Neil Johnson

Zhenfeng Cao, "Aspects of Extreme Behavior in Complex Adaptive Systems and Networks", Advisor: Dr. Neil Johnson
Stanislav Lazopulo, "A Time-Dependent Color Preference in Adult Drosophila ", Advisor: Dr. Sheyum Syed
Saeed Moshfeghyeganeh, "Anisotropic Transport Properties of Low-Dimensional Molybdenum Bronzes", Advisor: Dr. Joshua Cohn

Chenyuan Li, "A Video-Tracking Method to Identify and Understand Circadian Patterns in Drosophila Grooming", Advisor: Dr. Sheyum Syed
Tomykkutty Velliyedathu, "An Investigation of the Cosmic Diffuse X-ray Background", Advisor: Dr. Massimiliano Galeazzi
Chunguang Wang, "Topics in Bethe Ansatz", Advisor: Dr. Rafael Nepomechie

Pedro Manrique-Charry, "Topics in Complexity: From Physical to Life Science Systems", Advisor: Dr. Neil Johnson

Rodrigo Delgadillo, "Cloud and Aerosol Optics by Polarized Micro Pulse Lidar and Ground Based Measurements of Zenith Radiance", Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Voss
Narayan Prasai, "Spin-phonon Coupling and Magnetic Heat Transport in Low-dimensional Quantum Antiferromagnets", Advisor: Dr. Joshua Cohn
Yu Yue, "Charge Extraction in Photosynthetic Systems", Advisor: Dr. Fulin Zuo
Youaraj Uprety, "X-ray Emission from the Local Hot Bubble and Solar Wind Charge Exchange", Advisor: Dr. Massimiliano Galeazzi

Nathan Farwell, "Optical Beam Propagation in Oceanic Turbulence", Advisor: Dr. Olga Korotkova

Shubhendu Nandi, "A Study of Microtubule Dipole Lattices", Advisor: Dr.’s Neil Johnson and Joshua Cohn
Tong Zhisong, "Weak Scattering of Scalar and Electromagnetic Random Fields", Advisor: Dr. Olga Korotkova
Krishna P Prasai, "Properties of Holmium Implanted Gold Films and Yttrium Silicide to use as Absorbers in Microcalorimeters for a Holmium Neutrino Mass Experiment", Advisor: Dr. Massimiliano Galeazzi

Rudra Aryal, "Comparison of Near Surface and Column-integrated Atmospheric Aerosol Optical Properties", Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Voss
Jaejin Lee, "Numerical Study of Three Dimensional Low Magnetic Reynolds Number Hypersonic Magnetohydrodynamic Flows", Advisor: Dr. Manuel Huerta
Raul Monsalve, "Calibrations and Observations With the QUIET Radiotelescope", Advisor: Dr. Joshua Gundersen
Serkan Sahin, "The Design of a Polarimeter and its Use for the Study of the Variation of Downwelling Polarized Radiance Distribution With Depth in the Ocean ", Advisor: Dr. Olga Korotkova
Nicholas Thomas, "The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope and its Rebirth as a Polarimeter", Advisor: Dr. Joshua Gundersen
Jin Xiang, "Topics in Elementary Particle Physics", Advisor: Dr. Thomas Curthright
Guannan Zhao, "Empirical and Theoretical Analysis of Complex Systems", Advisor: Dr. Neil Johnson
Jonathan D Armstrong, "Data Analysis and Double Pulse Detection for the MARE Experiment", Advisor: Dr. Massimiliano Galeazzi

Andrey Beylin, "Supersymmetric Landau Models ", Advisor: Dr. Alexandru L. Mezincescu
Purushottam Bhandari, "The Design of a Polarimeter and its Use for the Study of the Variation of Downwelling Polarized Radiance Distribution With Depth in the Ocean ", Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Voss
Zhenyuan Zhao, "Dynamical Grouping in Complex Systems", Advisor: Dr. Neil Johnson

Andrzej Veitia-Perez, "Local Entanglement Generation in Two-qubit Systems", Advisor: Dr. Thomas Curtright
Mustafa Sarisaman,"Target Space Pseudoduality in Supersymmetric Sigma Models on Symmetric Spaces", Advisor: Dr. Orlando Alvarez

Daniela F. Bogorin, "Superconducting iridium thin films as transition edge sensors", Advisor: Dr. Massimiliano Galeazzi. Current position: Post Doctoral Associate, Univ. of Pittsburgh (Prof. Jeremy Levy).
Anjali Gupta, "The Study of Diffuse Soft X-Ray Background", Advisor: Dr. Massimiliano Galeazzi.
Krishna Neupane, "Studies of the Insulator-Metal Transition in La(1-x)CaxMnO3 and Thin-Film Growth of Nd0.2Sr0.8MnO3"Advisor: Dr. Joshua Cohn

Corneliu Ciorescu, " Transport Studies of Lightly Electron-Doped Manganese Oxides", Advisor: Dr. Joshua Cohn.
Rajan Murgan, "Bethe ansatz and open spin-1/2 XXZ quantum spin chain", Advisor: Dr. Rafael Nepomechie.
Blazej Ruszcycki, "Target Space Duality with Tachyon and Dilaton Fields", Advisor: Dr. Orlando Alvarez.
Hengsong Zhang, "Excess noise in the superconducting transition of tin films"Advisor: Dr. Fulin Zuo.